For the third consecutive year, Associated Bank has been named one of Military Times’ 2019 Best for Vets: Employers. Selection for the award focuses on corporate culture, veteran recruitment practices and policies that meet veterans’ needs. Associated is among 132 companies nationwide and the only Wisconsin-based company.


The rankings evaluate companies’ culture, veteran recruiting, veteran policies and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves.


“Associated Bank is honored to be recognized as an employer of choice for veterans, active reservist members and their families,” said Sarah Nett, talent acquisition consultant, Associated Bank. “We recognize the valuable skills veterans bring to our organization and we are committed to reaching our goal of 3% veteran hiring by 2020.”


Associated supports veterans and military personnel through a variety of benefits, such as leave time, retention of benefits and full pay for colleagues on training and active military leave. In addition, the Deployment Trip Program provides financial assistance to colleagues visiting a loved one prior to deployment.


Military Times carefully reviews information submitted by businesses, both large and small, across more than 30 industries and includes only the best companies in its published rankings.


“The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “These efforts deserve recognition from the country and should get the attention of veterans looking for a new career.”